Within the manufacturing community, the arrival of the latest, greatest enterprise software technology is often met with skepticism. The right service-oriented architecture (SOA) application, however, can reverse such doubts, as SOA continues to emerge as the dominant technical platform for building next-generation business applications. Its potential to transform enterprise software applications is not only well hyped—it’s also well documented.
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approaches yet another technology crossroads, this whitepaper will examine how the right SOA business applications can reverse this trend to positively impact your business. Although the concept of SOA has been with us for some time, its more widespread use is a newer phenomenon. According to Gartner Research, “by 2008, SOA will be a prevailing software engineering practice, ending the 40 year domination of monolithic software architecture.” In addition, Gartner projects that “by 2008, more than 75